Strategy Guide - Guide for Beat Mania GB 2: Gacha Mix
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________ | | ___ |_ | / \ | | | | D J | | \___/ ______ | | / \ | | ________ / S Y\| D| R| O | M E / /\ | | |_ | |_ |_ |_ |_ |_ |_ | | | | | | \ \/ | |__ | | \ /| | | | \______/ |_______| | | | | | | B E A T M A N I A |\__/ | [ G B 2 : | / G a c c h a m i x ] | / faq \_____/ ver.0.90 .251199 DJ Syndrome: Beatmania GB2: Gacchamix FAQ by J.T.Kauffman ver.0.90 25nov99 Contents:___________________________________________________ 0.01: Intro 0.02: Stage Flow _____Menu Translations: _____Stage Flow: 0.03: Hidden Songs _____Unlock Methods: _____Passwords: 0.04: Song List _____Song List: _____English Translations: 0.05: Outro _____Versions: _____Legal: _____Contact: 0.01: Intro_________________________________________________ 'DJ Syndrome' is the main tagline of the marketing campaign for Beatmania 4th Mix ~The Beat Goes On~. It's also now a series of guides to Beatmania, Dance Dance Revolution and the rest of the BEMANI series of rhythm games by Konami. While not comprehensive, it should begin to answer some of the questions that you might have about the games. Please note that this FAQ only covers the GameBoy release of Beatmania GB2: Gacchamix. For a more comprehensive look at Beatmania and the rest of the BEMANI series, including things like Soundtracks (audio CDs), strategy guides, portable LCD games (the BEMANI Pocket games), and much much more, please check out my longer work titled DJ Syndrome: The BEMANI Series FAQ. All of the information contained in this FAQ is also available in the longer, more comprehensive work titled "DJ Syndrome: The BEMANI Series FAQ". This document is merely a scaled down version that only pertains to the GameBoy/Color release Beatmania GB2: Gacchamix (other versions of Beatmania, including GB1, the PSX, arcade, and WonderSwan versions, are _not_ covered). Title: Beatmania GB2: Gacchamix System: GameBoy Color/GameBoy Intro: The sequel to the successful Beatmania GB, Gacchamix takes songs from the PSX Gottamix & the LCD AnisonMix, borrows a few from popular musicians, and throws some original tunes into the mix. Gacchamix also sports one of the oddest setups in the series, with the songs grouped by type (Band, J-Girl Pop, etc.) and playable in any order (5 songs in each type). As with it's predacessor, Gacchamix shows that you don't need CD-quality sound to be fun. 0.02: Stage Flow___________________________________________ _____Menu Translations: Title screen: - Game Start - - Free - - 2P Battle - - Options - - Password - Game Start screen: - Normal - - Expert - Course Select screen (follows Game Start screen): - J-Girl Course - - Band Course - - Idol Course - - Anison Course - - Gottamix Course - Free screen: - Normal - - Hidden - - Random - - Auto - Free (after completing a song) sceen: - Sound Select - - Continue - - Exit - 2P Battle screen: (unknown - I don't know anyone else that has the game, so I've never played this mode... I'd be happy to translate if someone wants to write down the characters and email them to me, though...) Options screen: - Game Level - > Normal / Hard / Easy < - Control - > A Type / B Type / C Type < - Game Config - > Full Button / 5 Button / 3 Button / 2 Button < (the leftmost option is the default - press right to scroll through the remaining options in the correct order) _____Stage Flow: [note: the stage flow for the Expert stages is tentative. Expert lists the song's stage number in Expert mode; Normal lists the song's stage number in Normal mode (all songs are available in all stages in Normal mode)] J-Girl Pop Course: Expert Normal Title 1 All Automatic 2 All Yumemiru Shoujyo Jyairarenai 3 All Time Goes By 4 All Makenaide 5 All Friends* Band Course: Expert Normal Title 1 All Robinson 2 All Sasurai 3 All Over Drive 4 All Believe 5 All Rydeen* Idol Course: Expert Normal Title 1 All Yozora NOMUKOU 2 All Nagisa Nimatsuwaru Etc. 3 All Catch You Catch Me 4 All Daite Hold On Me! 5 All Watashiga OBAsanni Nattemo* Anison Course: Expert Normal Title 1 All Uchuusenkan Yamato 2 All Sutekinakun 3 All Shouba! Gundam 4 All Tenshino Kyuuseku 5 All Ultraman no Uta* Gottamix Course: Expert Normal Title 1 All RVTK-1 2 All Miracle Moon 3 All Hunting For You 4 All Luv To Me (disco mix) 5 All Genom Screams* *hidden song 0.03: Hidden Songs_________________________________________ _____Unlocking Methods: As in all BEMANI series games, there are hidden songs in Gacchamix. They're easy enough to get, though... Note that the song will become available in Free Mode, as well as in the Course, the game after unlocking it. Song Title To Unlock... Friends clear J-Girl Pop Course Rydeen clear Band Course Watashiga OBAsanni Nattemo clear Idol Course Ultraman no Uta clear Anison Course Genom Screams clear Gottamix Course _____Passwords: Of course, if you don't feel like completing a stage to unlock a song, you can also cheat and use these passwords: MELODIOUS J-Girl Pop Course cleared; unlocks Friends GROOVY Band Course cleared; unlocks Rydeen SPLENDID Idol Course cleared; unlocks Watashiga OBAsanni Nattemo SUPERCOOL Anison Course cleared; unlocks Ultraman no Uta WONDERFUL Gottamix Course cleared; unlocks Genom Screams 0.04: Song List____________________________________________ [note: if multiple BPMs are listed, then it starts at the first number, then changes to the next number, then the next, etc. There is only one number in the Notes category since in 2 player mode the players play the same version of the song. Genre is the same as the Course (see above).] [note2: The songs are in the order that they appear in Free Mode (which is the same as in the separate stages) - press down so that they flow in the right order. Past that, if you're trying to match songs and names and know _no_ Japanese, your best bet here is to match up difficulties and use the course translations above...] [note3: I hope you guys appreciate this, as many of the songs/artists have kanji in their names, and I have the kanji-reading ability of a Norwiegian cat, which meant that I spent a few hours looking all (but one) of these kanji up. OK, maybe I'm not _that_ bad (as a Norwiegian cat, that is), but still... ;) Anyway, some of the kanji readings may be off, due to my lack of knowledge... Finally, any katakana that I can't figure out the Romanization for, or names that are in katakana, will be in all caps.] Song Title Artist Genre Diff. BPM Notes Automatic Utada HIKARU J-Girl Pop ** 94 216 Yumemiru Shoujyo Oda Tetsuro J-Girl Pop *** 159 268 Jyairarenai Time Goes By Igarashi Mitsuru J-Girl Pop *** 84 188 Makenaide Oda Tetsuro J-Girl Pop ***** 126 297 Friends Dobashi Yasukifu J-Girl Pop *** 158 225 Robinson Kusano Masamune Band * 111 108 Sasurai Okuda Minsei Band * 119 115 Over Drive Takuya Band *** 148 230 Believe Luna Sea Band **** 150 221 Rydeen TakahashiYUKIHIRO Band ***** 144 270 Yozora NOMUKOU Kawamura Yuuka Idol ** 106 173 Nagisa Nimatsuwaru Okuda Minsei Idol ** 129 173 Etc. Catch You Catch Me Hiroshige Kami Idol *** 128 217 Daite Hold On Me! Tsunku Idol *** 125 264 Watashiga OBAsanni Saitou Hideo Idol **** 126 312 Nattemo Uchuusenkan Yamato Miyagawa Yutaka Anison ** 141 218 Sutekinakun Miki Hiraji Anison ** 161 247 Shouba! Gundam Watanabe Takeo Anison *** 144 224 Tenshino Kyuuseku Yabuki Toshiro Anison ***** 148 248 Ultraman no Uta Miyauchi Kokurou Anison *** 132 214 RVTK-1 Dub-GB Gotta/BigBeat* 91 151 Miracle Moon Hiroyuki Togo Gotta/ ** 128 236 J-Garage Pop Hunting For You Hiroyuki Togo Gotta/R&B *** 105 177 Luv To Me tiger YAMATO Gotta/ **** 154 289 (disco mix) Eurobeat Genom Screams L.E.D.Light Gotta/Trance ***** 150 422 _____English Translations: As you may have noted, many of the songs are in Japanese. This is merely a translation of the song's titles into English, with the best of my ability (which isn't that great, I'll warn you right now, so some of these may be pretty off...) English is the song's English translation, while In Game is how it appears in game (a few of the songs are already in English) - again, katakana is in all caps. The Gottamix Course is not listed as all of the songs are already in English. J-Girl Pop Course: English: In Game: Automatic Automatic Little Girls Dream ?? Yumemiru Shoujyo Jyairarenai Time Goes By Time Goes By Don't Be Defeated Makenaide Friends FURENZU Band Course: English: In Game: Robinson ROBINSEN ?? Sasurai Over Drive Over Drive Believe Believe Rydeen Rydeen Idol Course: English: In Game: Night Sky NOMUKOU Yozora NOMUKOU Beach ?? Etc. Nagisa Nimatsuwaru ETOSETORA Catch You Catch Me Catch You Catch Me Hold Me Hold On Me! Daite Hold On Me! My Aunt Became Too (??) Watashiga OBAsanni Nattemo Anison Course: English: In Game: Space Battleship Yamato Uchuusenkan Yamato Beautiful Boy Sutekinakun Soar! Gundam Shouba! Gandamu The Angel Breathes Easy Tenshino Kyuuseku Ultraman's Song Ultraman no Uta 0.05: Outro________________________________________________ _____Versions: v.0.90 25nov99: still technically pre-release Cut and pasted info on Beatmania GB2: Gacchamix from my BEMANI Series FAQ to create this document, which deals only with Gacchamix. _____Trademark/Copyright Info: Beatmania, BEMANI, Dance Dance Revolution, Guitar Freaks, Pop'n'Music, Drummania, Rap Freaks, Dance!Dance!Dance!, GooGooSoundy, and all versions/mixes are copyright/trademarked by Konami Computer Entertainment Japan. All other copyrights are properties of their respective owners. This document is copyright J.T.Kauffman 1999 and cannot be reproduced for profit in any form. It can be freely distributed over the internet as long as it is unaltered and is only distributed on free (i.e. non- subscription) sites. If you do choose to post this document on your site, please email me to let me know. _____Contact: J.T.Kauffman email@example.com since 25nov99 Shibata, Miyagi, Japan jtk.